[community] communicating inclusive design en masse

Ayotte, Dana dayotte at ocadu.ca
Wed Jul 6 17:06:49 UTC 2016

Hi Jutta,

Regarding the 3 dimensions characterization, I think the first two are clear. The third “we are all connected” has got me thinking - this idea doesn’t seem to be clearly captured in how we’ve described the third dimension of “Broader Beneficial Impact<http://idrc.ocadu.ca/about-the-idrc/49-resources/online-resources/articles-and-papers/443-whatisinclusivedesign>”. Currently it stresses broader impact/interconnectedness of people and systems/virtuous cycles of inclusion. I think these ideas can be extrapolated to encompass “we are all connected”, but I don’t think it’s obvious from our definition. It seems that either we need to rethink or add to the definition we currently have (this makes most sense to me - and makes me think of the cause and effect exercise), or come up with a different one-line characterization (which I’m having trouble doing!).

Regarding the video, I agree with some others - I love the simplicity of it. Perhaps it could be a bit shorter/more concise.


Dana Ayotte
Inclusive Designer
Inclusive Design Research Centre
OCAD University

On Jul 5, 2016, at 11:43 AM, Treviranus, Jutta <jtreviranus at ocadu.ca<mailto:jtreviranus at ocadu.ca>> wrote:

I’ve been trying to distill our inclusive design theory into simple to understand and quickly communicated chunks for the large scale workshops (4000+ participants) planned by some of our partners.

What do people think of characterizing the 3 dimensions as:

1. We are all unique
2. We need everyone’s unique contribution
3. We are all connected

Also, would anyone be willing to create a more professional version of this piece I threw together many years ago:



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